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Illusion wrote on 2/13/2022, 12:21 PM

In the Project Media, switch the view to details instead of thumbnails. Look at the "Use Count" column.

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Former user wrote on 2/13/2022, 12:29 PM

@Michael-Kelly There's a tab on screen called Project Media, Right click on thumbnail - select Timeline Events will highlight it on the timeline, or right click on the event on the timeline - Select in Project Media List, If you don't have Project Media go to View - Window you can tick the box in there

Edit @Illusion never seen that 🤦‍♂️ I'll have to change my view from thumbnails 😁 thanks 👍

Former user wrote on 2/13/2022, 12:38 PM

@Illusion Ok, it says 2 for mp4's but only 1 for pics, it must count audio & video individually, & only 1 for the pic because there's no audio, Ya live n learn 👍😁

Illusion wrote on 2/13/2022, 1:18 PM

@Former user, you got it, it tells you audio/video. And if you see 4, 6, ... you know there is a split.

This is also the view I use to lay clips on the timeline in chronological order. Notice that you can rearrange the columns as you wish.

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Sassylola wrote on 2/13/2022, 1:35 PM

I agree about putting some kind of indication on the thumbnail that is being used on the timeline.

I use Photopia that is similar to Proshow Producer ( no longer supported) for slideshows and both programs put a checkmark in the thumbnail when it's being used on the timeline. I would love if Vegas had this feature.

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Reyfox wrote on 2/13/2022, 1:44 PM

A simple green check mark in the Project Media on the thumbnail would do that. Feature request?

Len Kaufman wrote on 2/13/2022, 1:48 PM

@Reyfox Plus 1 here, for the check mark.

 

Former user wrote on 2/13/2022, 1:48 PM

@Illusion Thanks, i rarely use Project Media, i have 2 screens so i just drag onto the timeline, but it's still nice to learn new things 👍

Sassylola wrote on 2/13/2022, 2:00 PM

Reyfox, thanks just put in feature request for any kind of indication.

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Jeditpro wrote on 2/13/2022, 2:15 PM

1.Select the events on the timeline
2.Right click and choose Select in Project Media List

By doing this the selected events in the timeline will be highlighted in the Project Media window.

The reverse can also be done, that is, it highlights the events selected in the Project Media window on the timeline:

1.Select the Media on the Project Media window
2.Right click and choose Select Timeline Events

Grazie wrote on 2/13/2022, 2:27 PM

Project Media has a great Search Facility that you scan for the whole range of variables:

You can set up multiple Conditions. Once you've done this, you get a New BIN with those Searched for Items. This trick has saved me on countless occasions over the years. Just look at that list 😉

 

Michael-Kelly wrote on 2/13/2022, 2:50 PM

Thanks all, if it shows "0" in the Use Count that indicates it is not used on the timeline, is this correct?

3POINT wrote on 2/13/2022, 3:11 PM

With the search facility which @Grazie showed, you can create smart bins, like a smart bin for used media and a smart bin for unused media. Those smart bins give you a quick automatic uptodate overview of which clips have been used and which are not been used yet:

As soon when you drag a clip from the unused bin to the timeline, the clip is removed from unused bin and added to the used bin. To me this makes more sense than check marking.

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Reyfox wrote on 2/14/2022, 6:36 AM

I think we all see things differently. I have an editor that shows the green check marks. I don't have to go to another bin, everything is there right in front of me. I can see the clips in the order that they are shot. Knowing that a clip has a check mark helps me if I have to add more in continuation of that edited video scene.

But that's just me... others do this in ways they are used to and more comfortable.

3POINT wrote on 2/14/2022, 7:05 AM

@Reyfox Yeah, that works fine when your project, let's say, only have a few dozen of clips. As soon as your project has hundreds of clips, it becomes handy when you can order them in different bins.

But I do not deny that a check mark for used clips, as I'm also used to in my other editor, could/would be handy.

Reyfox wrote on 2/14/2022, 7:26 AM

@3POINT hahaha.... hundreds of clips. For sure, if they aren't in folders I'd be totally and cluelessly LOST!! For smaller projects though, check marks would work for me. It gives us another option in Vegas to show used media.

I like more options! 😁 Added as a feature request.

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EricLNZ wrote on 2/14/2022, 4:37 PM

I agree a check mark, as found in most other editors I've used or played with, would be great.

It has been raised before so I wonder if there's a reason it cannot be implemented in Vegas?

VEGASDerek wrote on 2/14/2022, 4:59 PM

This is something on our radar.

ArchieMac wrote on 2/15/2022, 9:04 AM

Obviously it's not free, but Vegasaur 'project audit' finds duplicated media (as well as many other potential problems!)

EricLNZ wrote on 2/15/2022, 4:44 PM

Obviously it's not free, but Vegasaur 'project audit' finds duplicated media (as well as many other potential problems!)

That's great but can it put a check mark on clip thumbnails that have been used, which is what this thread is about.

Michael-Kelly wrote on 2/23/2022, 4:03 PM

I created 2 Smart Bins, one with the "Use Count" greater than 0 and renamed it as "Used" and another Smart bin with "Use Count" less than 1 and renamed it to "Unused" and as I use or media from the timeline the clips the move from one to the other smart bin.

Grazie wrote on 2/23/2022, 11:13 PM

I created 2 Smart Bins, one with the "Use Count" greater than 0 and renamed it as "Used" and another Smart bin with "Use Count" less than 1 and renamed it to "Unused" and as I use or media from the timeline the clips the move from one to the other smart bin.


@Michael-Kelly - YES! Dead easy. Been using it for years and years, and it's included within VP too 😁.

3POINT wrote on 2/24/2022, 12:16 AM

I created 2 Smart Bins, one with the "Use Count" greater than 0 and renamed it as "Used" and another Smart bin with "Use Count" less than 1 and renamed it to "Unused" and as I use or media from the timeline the clips the move from one to the other smart bin.

This is the same as I described already here:

With the search facility which @Grazie showed, you can create smart bins, like a smart bin for used media and a smart bin for unused media. Those smart bins give you a quick automatic uptodate overview of which clips have been used and which are not been used yet:

As soon when you drag a clip from the unused bin to the timeline, the clip is removed from unused bin and added to the used bin. To me this makes more sense than check marking.

You could mark that as (temporary) solution.